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2016 Mass Coral Bleaching off of Western Australia Most Severe Ever Recorded

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Nov 23, 2017.

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    In 2016 a mass coral bleaching caused by an El Nino heat wave affected up to 93 percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Research published this week reveals that the event impacted some 57 to 87 percent of the coral at the Kimberley site, an area that was thought to be resistant to bleaching. This is the first time that "Kimberley's famously tough inshore coral reefs have been affected by a mass bleaching event."

    Read more here (story #4).

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